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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsmearsmear1 /smɪə $ smɪr/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 MARKa dirty mark made by a small amount of something spread across a surfacesmear of 🔊 a smear of paint 🔊 It left a black smear on his arm.► see thesaurus at mark2 MH British English a smear test3 BLAMEan untrue story about a politician or other important person that is told in order to make people lose respect for them – used especially in newspapers —smeary adjective 🔊 a smeary glass
Examples from the Corpus
smear• Just a smear of protoplasm, another speck on the biological scrap heap.• I slid off the seat, keeping my eyes down, expecting to see a smear of red blood on the chair.• The hideous blood smear on the window was a running crimson blur in the rain.• There was a bright moon and on looking closer I saw a dark smear coming from his mouth.• Wasn't there a dark smear on the doorknob of the long room?• A slightly sinister element is that neither side is producing its smears.• There were paint smears visible on the doorknob.• At what age should a woman begin having an annual Pap smear?• He looked at the thin smear of my blood on his palm, and wrapped a small black towel around my hand.